The iconic Lamborghini Miura is celebrating it’s 50th birthday this year. The Miura was much ahead of its time in terms of design and technology and clearly paved the way forward for what we call supercars today. To commemorate this special anniversary, Lamborghini is creating a limited edition Aventador which will only be produced in 50 units.
The limited edition models all take color ques from the Miura’s original color palate options. In addition to the color options, Lamborghini is making the Dione wheel in a 20 and 21 inch option. Badging will be located in similar locations as those that were found on the Miura to finish off the small details. While the outside carries the visual history of the Miura, the car is propelled by nothing short of the best of modern technology which really provides a great platform to showcase the influence of the old in the new.
What’s more, the two cars share more than just a maker’s mark. The V12 engine that powers the Miura has matured into the block that gives the Aventador its ferocious power and performance.
The Aventador is also a better-handling car, less likely to start leaving the ground in favour of the air as soon as the fuel tank hits the half-full mark.
The first public showing of this newest special edition is currently underway at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Only 50 Homage Aventadors will be built, and most have already been spoken for. I have a sneaking suspicion that once Goodwood is finished, collectors will have handed over deposit checks for the remaining available cars.